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Our Review

Previously known as Brenda, Wapa declares itself as the world's most popular lesbian dating app that caters to lesbian, bi, and bi-curious women (both cis and trans). Unlike other apps that only offer the gay function as an option and still have straight-oriented services, Wapa is exclusively for lesbians. It is the counterpart for the exclusive male site Wapo.

Wapa was launched on the basis that it's difficult to find a lesbian dating app that truly respects lesbians and doesn't just trivialize or sexualize them. It currently has over 300,000 active users worldwide.

Do you think this app is for you? Read more of our in-depth review below.

Wapa Members

4,000 from New Zealand
Members activity
1,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
100 %
0 %
  • Members are lesbians, bisexual females, and curious women
  • Meet users from all over the world
  • Member activity is high
  • Most users are between 18-34years olds
  • There are reported fake members

The app is mainly designed for female members. You cannot pass the registration process if you will not declare your gender. All-female members of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to join together with other curious straight women. However, since the registration is not very strict, there are reported fake members. Some are males pretending to be females. So all the users of Wapa are advised to be more careful especially in sharing personal information or meeting face-to-face.

 Wapa claims that it is one of the biggest female-app all over the world. Thus, the number of members is high, not to mention the member activity as well.


Wapa Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

How to Sign Up for Wapa

Wapa Homepage
  • Register using your mobile number
  • Email verification is not required
  • Photos require approval from their moderation team
  • Create a profile in less than a minute
  • You must be over 18 years old

Wapa registration is free for all females. Before you can set up your account details, the site has a policy where you have to confirm that you are 18 and identify yourself as a female. It is also mandatory that you will not post any sexual photos.

Registration is quick because they don't require email verification. This is a downside because it means anyone (including men creating profiles to prey on women) can make an account. They could just easily lessen fake profiles if they required everyone to verify their emails. However, unverified members have limited access to features like chatting..

Uploading of photo upon registration is required and subject for verification, You have to follow the basic photo uploading criteria especially the no nude photo rule.

Making Contact on Wapa

Wapa Chat
  • Free users can send and receive unlimited messages
  • Photo and video messaging available
  • In-app translator available
  • Possible to send your current location
  • Send only one photo at a time

Free users can send, receive, and read messages without any limits. Members can also send photos and videos to each other, but only premium users can save these photos and videos to their device. Sending of multiple photos once is not available, but you have the option to send it one at a time.

A built-in translator is available in the premium version for when you find lesbians in other countries and want to chat but encounter a language barrier. You will be able to share your location to another member as well. Make sure that your location services is turned on.

Make sure to verify your email so you can receive and send messages to other members.

Wapa Profile Quality

Wapa Profile
  • Profiles can be sent different interactions (hot, wink, etc.)
  • Shows when others were last online
  • Twitter and Instagram accounts can be linked to profile
  • You can share your profile with other devices or with your partner
  • Profile details can be edited anytime

    The profiles of other members-only have a few bits of information. You can view their distance from you and all of their public photos for free. The profiles also state when they were last online.

    You can add a profile to your favourites and send them different interactions (hot, wink, meet me later, and drink).

    Although users will be notified that you visited their profile by default, you can prevent this from happening by selecting "Remove track". But this is only for premium members.

    Wapa Costs and Prices

    Free Features
    • Profile creation
    • Upload 5 profile photos
    • 100 nearby matches
    • Search and view profiles
    • Unlimited messages
    • Send and receive short video messages
    Premium Features
    • No ads
    • Upload 10 profile photos
    • 500 nearby matches
    • Built-in translator
      Translates messages in real-time
    • Priority in photo approval
    • Lock the app with a password to maintain privacy

    Is Wapa expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Wapa is low-priced.

    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    1 Month7.49 NZD / Month7.49 NZD
    12 Years4.25 NZD / Year50.99 NZD
    Wapa Pricing
    Payment Options
    • Via Mobile Phone

    Payments are auto-renewed. No refunds are allowed during the active subscription period.

    Special Features

    Here are some important features of Wapa:


    This feature helps members monitor other users who are visiting their profile. You have the option to delete your tracks if you are a premium member.

    Lock App

    To secure your app more without logging in and out to your account every time you use it, you may assign a 4 digit passcode.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 2.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion

    Datingscout.nz Author Chris Pleines
    Chris Pleines
    Founder of Datingscout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
    Wapa is one of the first lesbian dating apps but it hasn't been able to maintain its status. Its simple interface and very few features doesn't amount to much when it comes to appeal for lesbians. Although there are manual checks for fake profiles, the folks at Wapa can't seem to do anything about inactive ones. With a static website and one inactive social media account, people would be hard-pressed to find this app exciting and want to sign up. For other dating apps and sites with more users, check our Matchmaking service category.

    Wapa FAQ


    What does Wapa stand for?

    Wapa is the vernacular form of guapa, which means beautiful/pretty/lovely.

    Who owns Wapa?

    Wapa is owned by Wapo y Wapa Limited. This company also released Wapa's twin app, Wapo: Gay Dating.

    What does "Hola Wapa" mean?

    "Hola Wapa" is the greeting that appears on the Spanish version of the app and it means "Hello beautiful".

    Is there a Wapa app for a Windows phone?

    No. At the time of writing, Wapa is only available for iOS and Android phones.

    Is there a Wapa forum?

    Unfortunately, a forum for Wapa does not exist yet. However, their customer service team said that they've taken this suggestion into consideration.

    Does Wapa have a Twitter?

    Yes, the username is @wapo_y_wapa, but they mostly tweet in Spanish and are pretty inactive.

    Does Wapa have a Facebook?


    Is the registration for free?

    Yes, creating an account for Wapa is absolutely for free. You can get the app from Google Play and Apple App Store.


    How do I use the Wapa app?

    Once you've created your account, you will see a grid of profiles. You can select a profile you like and message them.

    What is "Tracks" for?

    "Tracks" is a paid feature that allows you to see who has viewed your profile.

    Why should I lock my Wapa app?

    You can set a passcode of your choice to lock the app and gives you a complete privacy. The "Lock the app" is one of Wapa's premium features. 

    How many photos or videos I can sent?

    You can only send one photo or video at a time. If you wish to send longer videos, you should upgrade to premium account.

    How many photos I can store on my gallery?

    Non-premium users can only upload five photos. If you want store more, you need to avail a subscription


    How do I cancel my Wapa subscription?

    You have to go to the iTunes or Google Play page, find where your subscriptions are managed, and cancel it from there. You can cancel anytime; no obligations, no catches.

    How do I delete my Wapa profile?

    Swipe left on the app's homepage, select "Edit profile", and scroll down to the red button the says "Delete", and confirm your deactivation.

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    Contact details

    Company:Wapo y Wapa Limited
    Address:Level 3, 18 Stanley Street, Auckland Central, 1010 New Zealand